Toruń-gingerbread capital of Poland
Torun since 1997 included in the World heritage list of UNESCO. The city has many monuments of the middle ages and the 20th century. The city is known for its…

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Seids, Nuraghe, menhirs: what do they contribute?
Stonehenge — the most famous of the megaliths — for centuries stirred the imagination of people. But thousands more not less mysterious prehistoric stone "sphinxes", is puzzling to the researchers,…

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Georgia. Batumi
Batumi as any city located in a subtropical climate, has a special exotic. It is located on the coast of the Black sea (Pontus Euxine, or the Sea of Hospitality,…

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art

The great architects

The great 20th century architect Le Corbusier believed that architecture is “the art of constructing”.

Many peoples and cultures contributed to the history of architecture. The pioneers were the Greeks, who created three orders, i.e. a special order in the arrangement of the parts of the building: strict — Doric, elegant, Ionian, lush Corinthian. The flowering of Greek architecture dates back to the 5th century, when Athens on the hill of the Acropolis were built by its famous temples.

The heirs of Greek culture the Romans first learned to build stone arches, simple vaults and domes for floors of buildings, began to be used for bonding stones lime mortar. It was a huge step forward in building technology. The most remarkable monuments of Roman architecture belong to the first centuries of our era. Special splendor distinguished buildings designed for entertainment: circuses, amphitheatres, baths. The largest Roman amphitheater, the Colosseum could accommodate 50 thousand spectators. Continue reading

Gothic style

Something about the furniture

The name “Gothic” comes from the Greek and Latin languages: “gothos” and “gotthus”. Goths in ancient Rome were called barbaric foreign tribes that invaded the Empire from the North. Later this word in a distorted way was to meet in the literature of the Italian Renaissance.

As the title style for the first time the word “Gothic” was applied by the great painter Raphael, at the time of the report to the Pope on the construction of the Cathedral of St. Peter, and in that moment, he seems did not even know that she had decided on a new name for one of the greatest styles.

The main idea of this direction is to find answers to the questions – “why is there evil?”, “why is the world so cruel?”. It is believed that the Gothic style originated in Paris in 1136-1140.

In architecture the Gothic style manifested itself through the withdrawal from the dark bulky forms to more graceful and light, ascending up the designs in all their grandeur and monumentality. Continue reading

Five promising business ideas in the construction and repair

Prosto many masters owning construction professionals as well as entrepreneurs wishing to experience a taste of real hand-made decorating the world – dream about opening your own construction or repair business. Besides the well-known standard lines of business in recent years arise and that their original industry, the demand for which may be large, and the competition is still low.

Antifungal service

The startup, which doesn’t need attachment – suitable even for pupils, students, pensioners and, despite its manual repair essence for women. As is known, the fungus in the whitewashed ceilings, bathrooms and toilet rooms, kitchens, and more likely to appear than not appear. And although anti-fungal remedies are cheap and ubiquitous – to apply them on your ceiling you need to take all the excess from the premises and/or to cover the entire area of the oilcloth, rinse and scrape away the old plaster from fungus, after treatment to align and to re-whitewash the ceiling (if you do not plan to install a suspended ceiling). Usually so many machinations for the sake of fungus nobody does – the action is delayed until large of a Grand renovation of the entire premises. Continue reading

Mysterious Kyiv: where better not to go
Have you ever, walking the streets of Kiev, to feel sudden loss of strength or, on the contrary, an extraordinary burst of energy? Or maybe you were witness to poltergeist…

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The Gothic Quarter Of Barcelona
Barcelona and tourism – two things that cannot exist without each other. This city is so unique that they can come back again and again. And, of course, no one…

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